The Virtue Ethics of Hume and Nietzsche by Christine Swanton [Book Review]

Journal of Nietzsche Studies 47 (3):510-515 (2016)

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Andre Okawara
Monash University
Matthew Dennis
University of Warwick (PhD)
Abstract
Having established her pluralistic account as an influential position within contemporary virtue ethics, in this work Christine Swanton offers a virtue-ethical reading of David Hume and Friedrich Nietzsche with the aim of showing how they can further the development of virtue ethics beyond the Aristotelian and ancient eudaemonist traditions. Readers of Swanton’s other major work, Virtue Ethics: A Pluralistic View, may recall that many of its philosophical resources were drawn from Nietzsche and, to a lesser extent, from Hume. This new study can be seen as offering a fuller and more historically grounded reading of the work of both thinkers. Swanton has also published on...
Keywords Nietzsche  Swanton  ethics  Hume  Okawara  Dennis
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DOI 10.5325/jnietstud.47.3.0510
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